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13 03, 2018

What It Takes for Transformative Philanthropy

By |March 13th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on What It Takes for Transformative Philanthropy

stokpic / Pixabay Several weeks ago, Dan Pallotta sent me a Harvard Business Review article entitled, “Audacious Philanthropy,” which was authored by Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Abe Grindle. Similar to what the authors and Dan have stated, I too have seen that almost isn't good enough any longer when it comes to addressing [...]

8 03, 2018

International Women’s Day: The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women

By |March 8th, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on International Women’s Day: The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women

StartupStockPhotos / Pixabay Recently we celebrated International Women's Day, and I'd like to continue to send out my good wishes to all of the women and girls of the world. As you know, we live during a time when there have been daily discussions about the role of women, their rights and also [...]

6 03, 2018

How to Increase Your Time Management Skills

By |March 6th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How to Increase Your Time Management Skills

JESHOOTS / Pixabay I was recently asked how in the world I manage to do everything I have to do on any given day. I have multiple companies, at least seven independent brands, and of course, personal responsibilities and commitments to my family and friends. I've heard people describe me like the old [...]

1 03, 2018

The Top Business Trends You Must Keep in Mind

By |March 1st, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Top Business Trends You Must Keep in Mind

geralt / Pixabay As you know, we live in an environment where it's "blink," and you missed it. Still, there's always an urgent need to keep on top of what is happening so that you can stay ahead in business. I own several companies and, candidly, I don't think there's a single day [...]

27 02, 2018

Protect Your Nonprofit’s Online Reputation

By |February 27th, 2018|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on Protect Your Nonprofit’s Online Reputation

geralt / Pixabay You might be thinking that you don't have to do anything to protect your online reputation. Perhaps you're thinking, who would want to do anything against a charitable organization? You would be mistaken. Criminals and trolls don't pick favorites, and unfortunately, any person or group can be fair game. Nonprofits [...]

22 02, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need An Executive Coach

By |February 22nd, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Need An Executive Coach

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay Many of the top CEOs in major global brands have an executive coach on retainer, but small businesses leaders can also benefit from this type of expertise. On average, one of the primary reasons many small businesses do not hire a coach is because of the expense, even though it [...]

20 02, 2018

When You’re Asked to Justify Your Marketing and Communications Job

By |February 20th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on When You’re Asked to Justify Your Marketing and Communications Job

geralt / Pixabay I'm sometimes fascinated by the cluelessness of some nonprofit leaders. I recently heard about someone on the marketing and communications team of a medium-sized charity that had been asked by his boss to demonstrate in quantitative means why there should be any communications manager. In other words, the executive director [...]

15 02, 2018

3 Indispensable Things to Know When Starting a Business

By |February 15th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 3 Indispensable Things to Know When Starting a Business

I've been speaking to people, and I don't know if it's because we're in the first quarter of a new year or if there's more confidence in the economy, but I've realized that many more people are looking to start their own businesses. As a business owner and social entrepreneur, I think that's a great [...]

13 02, 2018

How Your Nonprofit Can Welcome New Team Members

By |February 13th, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on How Your Nonprofit Can Welcome New Team Members

Did you know that the median age for someone to enter the fundraising field is 27 and the average age is 30? According to a study by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1997, the average age was 33, and only 15 percent entered the fundraising field as their starting career. This reality means that [...]

8 02, 2018

Don’t Flash a Light On Your Brand Problems

By |February 8th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Don’t Flash a Light On Your Brand Problems

MasterTux / Pixabay In November of 2013, JP Morgan Bank was in a mess and all over the news as it was criminally investigated for manipulating global financial markets. Someone in its marketing team decided to open up JP Morgan for some intended good press––and it went wrong. The tweet read, "What career [...]